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ERIC Number: EJ1062015
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 71
ISSN: ISSN-1521-7779
Diversity in Contemporary Picturebooks: A Content Analysis
Koss, Melanie D.
Journal of Children's Literature, v41 n1 p32-42 Spr 2015
Picturebooks are written artifacts that convey cultural messages and values about society and help children learn about their world. Books children read and interact with, including those used in classrooms and educational settings, can influence children's self-awareness (Chaudhri & Teale, 2013) and help them develop a positive self-identity (Hall, 2008; Levin, 2007). Books also assist children in breaking and questioning stereotypes and help broaden their cultural perspectives (Thein, Beach, & Parks, 2007). Picturebooks are educational tools, and most children come into contact with them; consequently, the content of picturebooks matters. This study explores the diversity represented in a corpus of contemporary picturebooks, both within the content of the books and of those who created them.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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